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“I feel the touch of Jesus very often in the presence of our elder sisters. They are experts in encouragement conveyed by a touch on the shoulder, a hand on my arm, a smile that comes from the light in their hearts and shines through their eyes. I am strengthened, encouraged and humbled when one after the other says to me, “I pray for you every day.” Yes — all of these moments are moments of being touched by Jesus — assured of being a valued part of that living body.”
“As for myself, I have never been such a helpless creature but, too, I have never been almost fifty years old.”
“Oh, how fortunate we are to have given the days of our youth to that God of love who gives us so much affection, and even more when we are old, infirm and crippled than when we were young and robust.”
“I said to myself, thus does life pass, now calm, now agitated, but at last the end is attained.”
“There is much life in a worn-out body when God sustains it.”
Oh, God, awaken within me the gift of these years.
Teach me to trust so I can face my fears.
By John Shea In the Convent of Perpetual Adoration on an eternal summer afternoon the three o’clock chimes called back the flight of the old nun. In her wheelchair before…
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